Documentary Dealing with Childhood Trauma Set for Feb. 21

By Tim Taylor

The film, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope,” is open to the public and will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave..

The event, which will include a group discussion featuring a panel of childhood experts, is being hosted by UAMS’ ARBEST (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma) program in conjunction with the Ron Robinson Theater and the Arkansas Children’s Trust Fund.

ARBEST provides funding, training and consultation to mental health professionals throughout the state to assess and treat children and adolescents who have suffered from physical, sexual and emotional abuse. ARBEST is part of the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute and educates professionals, foster and adoptive parents, and the general public on the effects of childhood trauma and state-of-the-art interventions to improve children’s mental, social and emotional health.

Use of the Ron Robinson Theater does not constitute endorsement of the beliefs, viewpoints, policies, or affiliations of the user by the library board or staff.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 822 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.